Depending on the content requirements and the presentation format, it is necessary to choose a suitable technology for making such documents.
In the PROMOTIC system it is possible to use following technologies for report design: HTML
, e-mail, Microsoft Excel, Libre Office, pdf format, etc.. PROMOTIC can also cooperate or provide data to specialized report design software solutions (e.g. Crystal Report
Uses the HTML
technology. The document contains keywords that are replaced by current values from PROMOTIC application once the report is opened. It allows displaying individual values, arrays of values in table form or as images.
knowledge is required for HTML report template design.
See: Preconfigurations in group "Report (PmReport)"
, Report examples
Can use the LibreOffice API
technology to write data into Calc
- Allows easy automated creation of reports.
- Data from PROMOTIC application can be then presented by Calc graphic features.
- Libre Office can be downloaded and installed free of charge.
- Installation of Libre Office on the target PC is required
SAP - Crystal ReportsCrystal Reports
is a development tool that can be used to create complex database queries and present graphical results. The reporting process itself does not require knowledge of SQL, although it is possible to create queries using this language.
This program can be used to create links between tables, select and group records, contains a rich set of options to hide unnecessary records, supports filtering based on user-defined formulas that improve data visualization capabilities.
- Designed for corporate analytics
- Easy report design by drag&drop
- Purchase of licence is required.
- You cannot use VBS to run Crystal Reports 2016 as you could in earlier versions.
- Crystal Reports 2016 (crw32.exe) does not accept command-line arguments.